History: Little is known about Laos’ newest province. Xaysomboun Province, Laos’ 18th and newest province, was established on 13 December, 2013...Read more.
Ethnic Diversity: Xaysomboun’s sparse population of 80,000 is home to a few ethnic minorities known for their craftsmanship, some of which are exported to the West. The Hmong have established hilltop villages in Xaysomboun, and are skilled at hunting, mixing herbal medicines and raising animals. Intricate embroidery and...Read more.
Things to Do: Venture into one of Laos last untouched destinations. Xaysomboun’s mountainous jungle hides great natural and historical sites. Though still undeveloped, the province offers clusters of activities. Climb Phou Bia Mountain, Laos tallest peak. Check out historical sites in Long Cheng, and immerse yourself in nature...Read more.
Top Attractions: Xaysomboun opened to tourists in 2015, but few have explored its jungles and high mountains. Surrounded by Vientiane, Xieng Khouang, and Bolikhamxay, plenty of roads lead to Xaysomboun’s five districts, though transportation options are limited. A few tour companies offer custom tours, car rentals are available...Read more.
Getting There: If getting there is half the fun, you’ll have a blast. There are no flights or public transportation directly to Xaysomboun. However, roads enter the province from Vientiane Capital, Vang Vieng, Xieng Khouang, and Bolikhamxay, and a series of rides in sawng taews (Pickup trucks with benches) can get you there...Read more.
Getting Around: It ain’t easy, but it can be done. Most visitors come to Xaysomboun with their own rented transportation or with a tour operator. However, a few sawng taews (Pickup trucks with benches) travel between district centres for those who arrived after taking a series of local transportation from outside the province. You...Read more.
Where to Stay: You’ll be going local at the one hotel or family-run guesthouses. The province has an 18-room hotel, and the district centres offer several guesthouses. Prices are reasonable, and most rooms are clean and comfortable, though facilities may be limited...Read more.
Travel Guide: Few have visited Xaysomboun, which opened for tourists in 2015. Thickly forested mountains hide natural, cultural, and historical sites. Few have visited Xaysomboun, which opened for tourists in 2015. Thickly forested mountains hide 29 natural sites, 5 cultural sites, and 5 historical sites, many of which you can...Read more.